"The main objective of this volume is to contribute to teachers' both pre-service and in-service professional development by providing them with the necessary theoretical knowledge base as well as practical suggestions and activities for the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom at the educational stages of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO), Upper (non-compulsory) Secondary Education (Bachillerato) and Official Schools of Languages. The topics covered in the present book are usually dealt with in the specific module of EFL Complementos de formación disciplinar of the Masters' Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory and Upper Secondary Education, Vocational Education and Official Schools of Language: English as an International Language, the Intercultural Communicative Competence, the application of literature to EFL teaching, and the analysis and evaluation of EFL materials from a general perspective and from the angle of activity typology and sequencing in particular.
Dr. Isabel Alonso (coord.) is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the University Autónoma de Madrid, where she has been training Primary and Secondary pre-service and in-service teachers of English for more than 10 years now.
Dr. Raquel Criado (coord.) is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Murcia, where she has been teaching at the Teacher Training Master since its first edition back in 2009.
Dr. Gloria Luque currently works as a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Jaén, where she has been a teacher and coordinator in graduate and postgraduate courses, mainly dealing with Applied Linguistics and the teaching of English as a Foreign Language.
Dr. Laura Torres is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philologies and Didactics of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where she teaches English and Children's Literature in English to pre-service teachers."